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Ask Slashdot: Any chance we might see Retina-like displays on desktop monitors?

BadassFractal (2736365) writes | more than 2 years ago


BadassFractal (2736365) writes "This is a follow up to a post from a few months ago on Slashdot:

I was wondering if the situation has changed at all ever since Apple released the first high-ppi laptop. As as developer, being able to fit a lot of windows on the screen(s) is a great productivity boost and it's unfortunate that the best we can do so far is a measly 1920x1200 unless we go to 27" monitors.

I'd be surprised if someone out there wasn't already working on super-high-resolution desktop monitors. Any news?"

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IBM T221/Viewsonic VP2290b (1)

pen-helm (1619273) | about 2 years ago | (#41466661)

There is a nine megapixel monitor, the IBM T221/Viewsonic VP2290b. It is kind of old, and has a slow refresh rate.

There is a Yahoo discussion group at: [] .

One guy recently attached three of them to a Macbook Pro for a 27 megapixel desktop: []

I suspect you may have to join the group to see the web pages.

A cheaper alternative would be the Viewsonic G220fb/G225f, a big CRT with three megapixels. I got two for $150 each, shipped. Also aging technology.

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